Behavioral Disorders

Author: Jeffrey P. Bakken
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1780525052
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Addresses the perspectives and issues related to behavior disorders and involves leaders in the behaviour disorders field. This book addresses such topics as: legal issues, assessment, placement prevention, culturally and linguistically diverse students, English Language learners, and more.

Addressing the Issue of Disproportionate Representation

Author: Robert Algozzine
Publisher: Council Exceptional Children
ISBN:
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This monograph addresses issues associated with the disproportionate representation of culturally diverse students in special education for students with emotional or behavioral disorders (E/BD). Chapter 1 considers identification, assessment, and intervention strategies for culturally diverse students with E/BD. Chapter 2 discusses the impact of high-stakes testing, including: the context of high stakes testing and education reform; consequences enacted in response to test performance; the greatest challenge of high-stakes testing (not knowing the tests' potential biases and effects); and meeting the needs of culturally diverse students. The third chapter explains culturally responsive behavior intervention planning using functional behavioral assessment. It examines assumptions and beliefs about this approach; conditions for the use of functional behavioral assessments and behavior intervention plans; and hypothesizing about behavioral function. Chapter 4 addresses the importance of parent/teacher partnerships in screening and assessment. The final chapter is on interconnecting assessments and interventions and discusses making eligibility decisions, improving instruction and intervention, and assessing culturally diverse students with EBD. (Contains 102 references.) (DB)

Emotional and Behavioral Problems

Author: Paul Zionts
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9780761977049
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The authors take a complex, under-discussed topic and give teachers and administrators useful, basic guidelines they can put to use quickly in understanding, identifying, and helping this special group of students.

Identifying Assessing and Treating ADHD at School

Author: Stephen E. Brock
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441905017
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed childhood behavioral disorder. Moreover, many students receiving special education assistance are reported to have ADHD. Children with ADHD may experience significant school adjustment difficulties and achievement problems. Problem behaviors associated with attention deficits and hyperactivity often have a negative impact on the classroom, and, therefore, may compromise the learning environment for many, if not all, students. There is a critical need for school professionals to identify, assess, and treat students with ADHD. Identifying, Assessing, and Treating ADHD at School brings science to practice, providing school professionals invaluable information to meet the needs of children with ADHD. This volume, designed as a practical, easy-to-use reference for school psychologists and other mental health and educational professionals: Explains why school psychologists and their colleagues need to be prepared and able to identify and serve students with ADHD. Identifies the prevalence, influences, and associated conditions. Provides a review of screening, referral, and diagnostic assessment processes. Offers guidance on conducting psychoeducational assessments. Reviews evidence-based treatments. Offers practical guidance on setting up programs that address individual and classroom issues. School psychologists and other education and mental health professionals will find Identifying, Assessing, and Treating ADHD at School an exceptional resource in working to enhance the mental health and academic development of students.

Identifying Assessing and Treating Conduct Disorder at School

Author: Tammy L. Hughes
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387743950
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Youth violence and aggression continue to give concern throughout society. This book bridges the gap between science and practice, providing school professionals with the information they need to coordinate efforts and enhance communication between parents, other educators, administrators, and social services providers. In addition, it offers guidance on the interventions that are likely to be most effective in meeting the unique needs of youths with conduct disorder.

Identifying Assessing and Treating Early Onset Schizophrenia at School

Author: Huijun Li
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441962720
Format: PDF
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By itself or in combination with an affective disorder, early onset schizophrenia (EOS) — the onset of symptoms before 18 years of age — can create severe deficits in young people’s academic performance, family and peer relationships, and even the ability to acquire new skills. The relative rarity of the condition, meanwhile, can leave school personnel unsure of how to meet — or even recognize — student needs. Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Early Onset Schizophrenia at School emphasizes the importance of providing teachers and students alike with the support needed to enhance academic performance and improve social skills of children and adolescents with EOS within educational settings. In addition, its evidence-based framework enables school professionals to achieve greater confidence and accuracy in identifying students with EOS and provide appropriate services, both in special education and general classes. In this authoritative and accessible volume, experts offer the most salient information on early onset schizophrenia, including: Contributing factors and risk factors. Prevalence and epidemiology. Screening and assessment procedures. Guidelines for determining eligibility for special education programs under IDEIA and Section 504. Latest findings on school-based and off-campus interventions for EOS. A useful resource appendix. Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Early Onset Schizophrenia at School gives school psychologists and allied education professionals both a practical understanding of this disabling condition and the most up-to-date strategies for providing earlier and effective interventions.

Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Author: Jo Webber
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205410668
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This text presents diagnostic, assessment, and educational applications for children and youth with emotional and behavioral disorders through five theoretical models, clearly linking the theories to practice. The theme of this text remains an ecological/systems perspective of emotional and behavioral disorders in children and youth, reflected in the examples used and the references cited.

Assessing Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

Author: Robert L. Rhodes
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781606237434
Format: PDF
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This is the first book to present a practical, problem-solving approach and hands-on tools and techniques for assessing English language learners and culturally diverse students in K-12 settings. It meets a crucial need among practitioners and special educators working in today's schools. Provided are research-based, step-by-step procedures for conducting effective interviews with students, parents, and teachers; making the best use of interpreters; addressing special issues in the prereferral process; and conducting accurate, unbiased assessments of academic achievement, intellectual functioning, language proficiency, and acculturation. Among the book's special features are reproducible worksheets, questionnaires, and checklists--including several in both English and Spanish--in a ready-to-use, large-size format. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman.

Identifying Assessing and Treating PTSD at School

Author: Amanda B. Nickerson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387799168
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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By age 16, significant – one might even say “alarming” – numbers of students are demonstrating signs of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Students with PTSD are more likely to develop a range of problems, from delinquent behavior to eating disorders to substance abuse to dropping out. For the school-based professional, the ability to recognize these symptoms and warning signs is essential. Emphasizing prevention as well as intervention, Identifying, Assessing, and Treating PTSD at School clearly defines PTSD, explains its adverse affects on children’s academic and social-emotional skills, and offers expert guidance on how to recognize student needs and provide appropriate services. This volume, designed as a practical, easy-to-use reference for school psychologists and other educational professionals: (1) Makes the case for why school psychologists and their colleagues need to be more prepared, willing, and able to identify and serve students with PTSD. (2) Identifies the causes, prevalence, and associated conditions of PTSD. (3) Provides a review of screening, referral, and diagnostic assessment processes. (4) Reviews appropriate treatments for students with PTSD. Today’s youth live in an increasingly uncertain world, and school psychologists, counselors, social workers, and general and special education personnel will find Identifying, Assessing, and Treating PTSD at School an invaluable resource in their practices.